Arsenal sign Uruguay star Lucas Torreira

Arsenal sign Uruguay star Lucas Torreira

Earlier on Tuesday, Arsenal formally announced the £26m signing of Uruguay World Cup star Torreira who joined from Sampdoria.

Arsenal confirm that they have completed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

So it's now official that Lucas Torreira is a gunner and the Arsenal fans will be eager to know who will be next in Unai Emery's transfer plans.

The 22-year-old underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday after flying from Russian Federation, where he helped La Celeste make it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before they were beaten 2-0 by France.

'He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing, ' said Emery.

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Primarily a defensively-minded player, Torreira is known for his high energy and tenacious approach and despite only being five foot six he rarely shies away from the physical side of the game.

The defensive midfielder featured in all five of his country's World Cup matches in Russian Federation and becomes Unai Emery's fourth summer signing, joining Stephen Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

He joins the Premier League club for a reported £22m (R479m) after featuring 74 times for Sampdoria over the past two seasons in Serie A and will don the number 11 shirt.

With midfielders Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla released at the end of their contracts, Torreira's addition will be seen as key for Emery to bolster his numbers in the middle of the park.

The 22-year-old will add much-needed mobility and steel to Gunners' midfield.

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